Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing: SCOTUS Civil Justice: Cases to be heard before the Supreme Court's October Term 2013
Event Date: Friday, October 4 to Friday, October 4, 2013
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room TBD, Washington, DC
The Supreme Court will hear a number of cases this Term in the civil justice arena that will likely have far-reaching effects. Notable questions include: whether an arbitrator or a court decides whether a precondition has been satisfied in a multistage arbitration agreement; if a parens patriae action by a state Attorney General is considered a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act; and whether a foreign parent corporation can be sued for human rights violations in the United States based only on the contacts that a subsidiary has with the jurisdiction. Also pending before the Court for potential review is a case involving duplicative False Claims Act claims against businesses. The panelists will each discuss the background and importance of a number of cases before noting the possible routes the Court has for making a decision. Please join us for this insightful discussion beginning at noon.
Robert S. Peck, President of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C. and Adjunct Professor of Law, American University College of Law
Richard O. Faulk, Senior Director, Energy and the Environment, Law & Economics Center and Partner, Hollingsworth LLP
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